Nice case, but some signal loss
review by Ben
So I was all set to come on here and write a GLOWING review for the this case and then I saw all of the "signal loss" reports. I haven't noticed any issues, but I took the case off and my signal DID increase from two to three dots. Then it made me remember how I was in a coffee shop and said to friend, "Huh? How can I have 'no service' in here?!" But, overall, it hasn't been an issue for me, some I'm going to give it 4 out of 5 stars. The rest of the things about the case are great! It looks very sleek and I get a lot of compliments on it. I like the combo of the metal and the rubber... I assume if I drop it the rubber will help absorb some of the shock (although yea, I'm not going to try it). The metal fits very well; I have no problems with the latch mechanism. One of the things that I absolutely love about it is that the metal bracket hold the rubber ring so snuggly that it's nearly impossible for dust and crap to get up under the rubber. WIth all of the previous cases I've had, dirt and stuff gets up in there and you have to clean it out on a regular basis. I've had this case for about 2 weeks now and it's been dirt free!! YAY!
(Posted on 10/25/2013)
On another note... I have the 5s; I wonder if the others who have had major signal issues have just the 5?
Great Case for Protection, BUT Bad for Signal
review by Jonathan Grupe
I was in love with this case from the very beginning. I purchased it shortly after I dropped my phone on the concrete and broke my other case. After having the case for a short time I noticed I had poor signal, data and voice. I assumed it was due to the fact that I had dropped it. The phone was replaced by apple and I still had the same issues. I switched to a different (rubber) case and have had no issues.
(Posted on 09/30/2013)
The interesting thing is that it isn't just the aluminum piece that interferes with the signal, I loose a bar as soon as I add the protective silicone piece (I assume silicone). Maybe if they switch material on that piece the case would work. Please fix, I like this case a lot.
review by Mitch
Great Case. I get a three bar reduction in signal. Many missed calls.
(Posted on 09/25/2013)
Major Signal Loss
review by Brian
The case looks great but cripples the signal. With the railKASE my signal is reduced from 3 to 4 LTE bars to 1 3G bar. The case looks great but is absolutely worthless!
(Posted on 08/08/2013)
review by Samuel
This case is great! It fits well around my phone - very slim. I like the protection and haven't had a signal loss like the other reviews. My only complaint is that the top latch is relaly easy to unhook (maybe not a problem for me, could be for others).
(Posted on 07/25/2013)
review by Harvey Gaspar
Two bar signal loss which becomes critical in low signal area (2 bars or less). Then unable to connect. Have taken the rail kase off and corrected the problem. Had to buy a new case cover. Very disappointed and $39 poorer.
(Posted on 07/20/2013)
Cases Reception Problems
review by Mike
This is a beautiful case, fits perfect, and protects the phone well. Unfortunately it diminishes the iphones reception. Especially if you are in an area where you only have say 2 bars. I am on verizon and not sure if the issue is the same on other signal types - AT&T etc. ?
(Posted on 07/18/2013)